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Inline Skating in Tulsa Oklahoma
by Roger Meadows
An article by Oklahoma inline skater Roger Meadows describing
what it's like to skate in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The picture at the top of this page
was taken by Roger when he was skating north on one of the many
Tulsa skating trails. The bridge ahead of him
is the one that crosses Southeast 71st Street.
Copyright © Roger Meadows
SKATING THE TULSA RIVER TRAIL SYSTEM
by Roger Meadows
I have skated all across the nation and Tulsa, Oklahoma has some of
the best skate paths of any state with their River Parks Trail system.
At this time I am unsure the total length of all the paths, but it is
in excess of 40 miles.
An excellent place to access the trails system is at the parking area
just north of the intersection of Southeast 71st Street and Riverside Drive.
Skating north from SE 71st to SE 11th takes you through some very
tall pine trees, paralleling the Arkansas River on the east side.
This is approximately a 6 mile path with is semi-smooth asphalt and
not built for high speeds. At SE 11th Street you can cross a very
skate friendly bridge and skate approximately 6 miles south to Southeast 71st
Street completing the loop, again across a skate friendly bridge on
Southeast 71st Street taking you back to the parking area. The path on the
west side is very smooth asphalt, built for speed, although it is
somewhat isolated so care should be taken. Water and rest rooms are
available along the path and the east side path is lighted during
At Southeast 31st Street, there is an old railroad bridge that you can skate
across the Arkansas River to access the west side trail. Surface is
very smooth angled boards and a very unique skating experience.
A skater friendly open air restaurant/bar is located along the east side
path between SE 31st and SE 11th Streets.
More Photos of Tulsa Inline Skating Trails
In summary the Tulsa River Trail system is a skaterís paradise.
The City of Tulsa is continuing to add to the trails system and
should be commended for their efforts to promote fitness in the
For additional information on skating the River Parks Trails please
contact Roger Meadows at email@example.com.
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